Seventeen-year-old Jahyyah is limited in her ability to speak, but she is an attentive listener and does her best to communicate with others. She greets people warmly with her beautiful smile and strives daily to improve her speaking ability. She is now able to answer simple questions and articulate short sentences.
A friendly and happy young woman, Jahyyah enjoys working at the convenience store on her school grounds; here she greets customers and helps stock the shelves. After work, she enjoys relaxing with a snack: barbecue potato chips, brownies, or chocolate. Jahyyah enjoys cooking, mainly hot dogs. On weekends, she’ll play on her iPad, watch television and color on her sketch pads. She looks forward to outings with others in the group home where she lives. Her favorite destinations are the movies, local shopping malls and any amusement park.
A family that is loving and committed, one that does not have pets because Jahyyah is afraid of animals, would help her in her determination to reach her full potential.
Jahyyah is just one of hundreds of children who wait for families to adopt them. You can meet more children on the Adoption Center’s website www.adopt.org
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This post originally appeared on our January/February 2020 Magazine